Intel Core i7-4600U vs Intel Core i7-4750HQ vs Intel Core i7-4500U

Intel Core i7-4600U

► remove Intel 4600U

The Intel Core i7-4600U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks launched in Q3 2013. It is based on the Haswell architecture and is manufactured in 22nm. Due to Hyper-Threading, the two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel, leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 2.1 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz for 1 active core (2.9 GHz for 2 cores).

Haswell is the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm and offer an optimized branch prediction as well as additional execution ports, improving the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

The performance of the Core i7-4600U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3687U. However, when using new instruction sets such as AVX2, the performance can be significantly higher. Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.

The integrated HD Graphics 4400 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 MHz up to 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4400 is a bit slower than the HD 5000 found on other ULV models (e.g. i7-4650U).

The i7-4600U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-inches or greater.

Intel Core i7-4750HQ

► remove Intel 4750HQ

The Intel Core i7-4750HQ is a high-end quad-core processor for laptops. It is based on the Haswell architecture and manufactured in 22nm. Due to Hyperthreading, the four cores can handle up to eight threads in parallel leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 2.0 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.1 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.2 GHz (for 1 active core). A special feature is the fast integrated graphics unit (GT3e) with 128 MB eDRAM memory (128 MB, 77 mm², on-Package, 102 GB/s).

Haswell is the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm and offer an optimized branch prediction as well as additional execution ports. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

The performance of the Core i7-4750HQ is almost 10 percent above a similarly clocked Ivy Bridge processor due to the architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is similar to the Core i7-3630QM.

The integrated Iris Pro Graphics 5200 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1200 MHz (with Turbo Boost), making it significantly faster than the HD 4000 or HD 4600. The additional eDRAM memory further improves the performance. As a result, the Iris Pro competes with dedicated mid-range graphics cards, e.g. the GeForce GT 740M.

The i7-4750HQ is rated at a TDP of 47 W including graphics card, memory controller and VRMs.  Therefore, the CPU is only suited for laptops 15-inches or greater.

Intel Core i7-4500U

► remove Intel 4500U

The Intel Core i7-4500U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks launched in Q2 2013. It is based on the Haswell architecture and is manufactured in 22nm. Due to Hyper-Threading, the two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel, leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 1.8 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.0 GHz for 1 active core or 2.7 GHz for 2 active cores.

Haswell is the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm and offer an optimized branch prediction as well as additional execution ports, improving the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

The performance of the Core i7-4500U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i7-3537U. However, when using new instruction sets such as AVX2 the performance can be significantly better. Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.

The integrated HD Graphics 4400 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1100 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000. However, the HD 4400 is significantly slower than the HD 5000 found on a number of other ULV models.

The i7-4500U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-inches or greater.

Intel Core i7-4600UIntel Core i7-4750HQIntel Core i7-4500U
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: Core i7 Haswell
Intel Core i7-4940MX3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-4600U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
» Intel Core i7-4750HQ2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4500U1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4940MX3100 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4930MX3000 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4980HQ2800 - 4000 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4910MQ2900 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4900MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4960HQ2600 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4810MQ2800 - 3800 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4870HQ2500 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4800MQ2700 - 3700 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4950HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4860HQ2400 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4720HQ2600 - 3600 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4850HQ2300 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710HQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4710MQ2500 - 3500 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4770HQ2200 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4700MQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4760HQ2100 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4722HQ2400 - 3400 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712HQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4712MQ2300 - 3300 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4750HQ2000 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702HQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4702MQ2200 - 3200 MHz4 / 86 MB
Intel Core i7-4610M3000 - 3700 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600M2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4578U3000 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4558U2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4600U2100 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4650U1700 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4510U2000 - 3100 MHz2 / 44 MB
» Intel Core i7-4500U1800 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4550U1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 44 MB
Intel Core i7-4610Y1700 - 2900 MHz2 / 44 MB
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HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIIris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro, AES-NIHD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (200 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4400 (200 - 1100 MHz)
$398 U.S.$434 U.S.
Intel Core i7 4600UIntel Core i7 4750HQIntel Core i7 4500U

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 146     avg: 238.8     median: 248 (6%)     max: 273 Points
612 Points (14%)
min: 166     avg: 250.7     median: 260 (6%)     max: 274 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 85     avg: 118.4     median: 124 (57%)     max: 129 Points
123 Points (56%)
min: 72     avg: 113     median: 116 (53%)     max: 120 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.77     avg: 2.6     median: 2.7 (10%)     max: 2.95 Points
6.6 Points (24%)
min: 1.99     avg: 2.7     median: 2.8 (10%)     max: 2.96 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.01     avg: 1.4     median: 1.4 (58%)     max: 1.46 Points
1.4 Points (58%)
min: 0.79     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (54%)     max: 1.34 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3265     avg: 4527.1     median: 4668.5 (51%)     max: 4744 Points
4723 Points (52%)
min: 3923     avg: 4316     median: 4343 (48%)     max: 4451 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 5576     avg: 8373.7     median: 8444 (17%)     max: 9345 Points
18026 Points (36%)
min: 6843     avg: 8530.3     median: 8700 (17%)     max: 9095 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 7006     avg: 10838.6     median: 11221 (15%)     max: 12107 Points
22820 Points (30%)
min: 8643     avg: 11041.9     median: 11256 (15%)     max: 11827 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 4245     avg: 5913.7     median: 6060.5 (59%)     max: 6336 Points
6268 Points (61%)
min: 5284     avg: 5707.2     median: 5764 (56%)     max: 5897 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 579.7     avg: 620.4     median: 614 (7%)     max: 660.347 seconds
274.7 seconds (3%)
min: 566.179     avg: 645.5     median: 629.9 (7%)     max: 745.727 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 15.9     avg: 16.9     median: 17.1 (3%)     max: 17.819 seconds
8.7 seconds (2%)
min: 17.734     avg: 19.8     median: 19.6 (4%)     max: 23.534 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2372     avg: 2498     median: 2493 (29%)     max: 2643 KB/s
4619 KB/s (54%)
min: 2143     avg: 2677.7     median: 2473.5 (29%)     max: 3536 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 14.3     avg: 15.8     median: 16.3 (0%)     max: 16.68 fps
35 fps (1%)
min: 14.09     avg: 16.2     median: 16.4 (0%)     max: 17.26 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 77.5     avg: 90.4     median: 91.7 (34%)     max: 97.5 fps
137.9 fps (51%)
min: 75.33     avg: 88.9     median: 90.6 (34%)     max: 92.66 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.159     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (8%)     max: 0.16 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (17%)
min: 0.117     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (8%)     max: 0.145 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.272     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (9%)     max: 0.282 GB/s
0.6 GB/s (19%)
min: 0.208     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (9%)     max: 0.256 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 1.7     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (9%)     max: 1.8 GB/s
3.6 GB/s (18%)
min: 1.3     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (8%)     max: 1.6 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2805     avg: 3303.5     median: 3223 (22%)     max: 3788 Points
6436 Points (45%)
min: 2464     avg: 3240.5     median: 3494 (24%)     max: 3644 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11.314     avg: 11.5     median: 11.5 (2%)     max: 12 Seconds
min: 11.391     avg: 11.5     median: 11.5 (2%)     max: 11.6 Seconds
min: 12     avg: 13.3     median: 12.7 (3%)     max: 20.12 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 26.072     avg: 26.4     median: 26.3 (1%)     max: 27 Seconds
min: 25.766     avg: 25.9     median: 25.9 (1%)     max: 26.1 Seconds
min: 27.781     avg: 31     median: 28.9 (1%)     max: 58.78 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 595.952     avg: 605.5     median: 602.1 (3%)     max: 624 Seconds
min: 581     avg: 590.3     median: 590.3 (3%)     max: 599.649 Seconds
min: 631.618     avg: 654.3     median: 646.7 (3%)     max: 761.85 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 24810     avg: 36025     median: 36025 (17%)     max: 47240 MIPS
135140 MIPS (64%)
min: 46370     avg: 53817.5     median: 53680 (25%)     max: 61540 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 11500     avg: 24640     median: 24640 (19%)     max: 37780 MFLOPS
76640 MFLOPS (59%)
min: 33000     avg: 34315     median: 34725 (27%)     max: 34810 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
min: 5     avg: 6.1     median: 6.1 (78%)     max: 7.1 points
7.1 points (91%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 8308     avg: 9060.1     median: 8679 (15%)     max: 10541 Points
18979 Points (32%)
min: 6321     avg: 8883.6     median: 9621 (16%)     max: 10014 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 2930     avg: 3511.3     median: 3423.5 (18%)     max: 4329 points
8347 points (45%)
min: 2453     avg: 3480.6     median: 3555 (19%)     max: 4132 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 14184     avg: 28863.4     median: 30173 (19%)     max: 35733 Points
40612 Points (26%)
min: 21459     avg: 30211     median: 31596.5 (20%)     max: 33878 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 30836     avg: 32801     median: 33273 (40%)     max: 34294 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
40606 Points (47%)
min: 33510     avg: 34136.5     median: 34136.5 (39%)     max: 34763 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2156     avg: 2699.9     median: 2600 (7%)     max: 3215 Points
5270 Points (13%)
min: 1987     avg: 2593.8     median: 2727.5 (7%)     max: 2861 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3083     avg: 4233.9     median: 3893 (14%)     max: 9435 Points
8243 Points (30%)
min: 2155     avg: 3628.6     median: 3910 (14%)     max: 4056 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 5128     avg: 6656     median: 6656 (54%)     max: 8184 Points
7125 Points (57%)
7684 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 5175     avg: 6260.5     median: 6260.5 (57%)     max: 7346 Points
7755 Points (70%)
6872 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 6941     avg: 7086.5     median: 7086.5 (20%)     max: 7232 Points
12429 Points (36%)
6390 Points (18%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 6216     avg: 6289.5     median: 6289.5 (19%)     max: 6363 Points
10723 Points (33%)
5718 Points (18%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 6162     avg: 6603.5     median: 6603.5 (25%)     max: 7045 Points
10366 Points (40%)
6380 Points (24%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
6078 Points (20%)
min: 5225     avg: 5369     median: 5348 (17%)     max: 5534 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
3095 Points (64%)
min: 2659     avg: 2753.7     median: 2751 (57%)     max: 2851 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
4469 ms (8%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
161.2 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
23947 Points (48%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4600U → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4750HQ → 171%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4500U → 102%

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